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  1. That's obvious. I was hoping to elicit some sense of the priority of fixing the CC App. Presumably if there is a queue there is some measure of where we fit. I worked in software development, I know that critical jobs move to the front. But our host should be able to get an estimate of the schedule.
  2. Gee, I had been thinking that the developer must have been furloughed because of the Covid shutdowns. It must be a mighty hard problem to solve if the developer has really been working on it for at least four months without success. 🤔
  3. CC Help Jenn posted in October that they knew the Android CC App was broken and were working on a solution. Is there any idea when this will be fixed ?
  4. Hmmm... I see your point. Could lead to a third degree session. Here's an alternative. Since it's waterproof, it could become the MiniMagFlask, holding a couple ounces of spirits for a quick nip.
  5. Lose the batteries. You now have an indestructible waterproof HAL pill case.
  6. Within the last few days the my Cruise Critic Android app has stopped working. On both a Samsung tablet and a Pixel smartphone it starts up and then crashes. Sometimes just blinking away, sometimes with an error message "Network error, please try again later. (get_forum | Cruise Critic)". This is even more aggravating than always having to log in twice to get to my subscribed Holland America forum.
  7. Two memories of the same ship. Was the 2nd class pool still there? Sail away was more memorable in 1960. Sent from my SM-T720 using Forums mobile app
  8. P&O SS Arcadia. San Francisco to Manila. July 25 to August 17, 1960. For me it was a cruise, but it was transportation for my parents. Back before air travel was common. There was a cohort of English, on subsidized emigration to Australia. Second class was not luxurious, but we had a lot of promenade space. 24 days for $431 each. Sent from my SM-T720 using Forums mobile app
  9. Last night we were watching "On the Waterfront" and I thought I recognized an old HAL funnel. A later scene showed the signage of Holland America Line in the background. Turns out it was filmed on the Hoboken Waterfront in 1953 or 54. What was the ship? Must have been the Ryndam or Maasdam, sisters. Three clips from the film, and then the full length photo is the Ryndam. (If I can upload them.) Sent from my SM-T720 using Forums mobile app
  10. Hey, those who want to talk about the Alaska cruise season might start a thread on that. This one is about the PVSA.
  11. I came across this blog post about the need to reform the PVSA. This is the regulation that requires cruises from the US to stop at a foreign port. https://www.cato.org/blog/cruise-industry-bailout-washington-should-give-repeal-passenger-vessel-services-act This seems to be part of a larger effort by Cato that is mainly to reform the Jones Act - which does the same for cargo ships. https://www.cato.org/project-jones-act-reform
  12. Vesselfinder shows Amsterdam has two tenders in the water.
  13. Amsterdam seems to be taking the long way around to Jakarta.
  14. According to Captain Albert's blog, the current captain is Werner Timmers
  15. Is the ship being positioned just by the thrusters ? Tug is not doing anything. Where does that line off the bow go ?
  16. Do those speeds include the effect of currents ? i.e. the equivalent of groundspeed versus airspeed.
  17. The ship behind the Z and R is the Insignia, showing destination Tampa. (according to VesselFinder)
  18. VesselFinder.com is another free tracking site. Also CruiseMapper.com
  19. And heading south of San Andres Island. Not a usual track for going around Cuba to Florida.
  20. VesselFinder shows that Rotterdam and Zaandam have slowed. An unlabeled satellite ship, maybe Zaandam, is heading towards an Ecuador port.
  21. The ship's registry is relevant to the regulations that apply to its sailing. Carnival is a US corporation registered in Florida.
  22. It has been posted elsewhere that Taiwan and S Korea have closed their ports to cruise ships. Maybe true, maybe not. But if it is (or happens after a flareup), what is HAL planning for the 2/29 cruise stop at Keelung and the 3/14 cruise stop at Busan ? My understanding is that Japan has a rule for round-trip cruises that the ship must make at least one foreign stop. (Like the US rule) The 3/28 cruise hits Taiwan again, but the 4/11 cruise goes to Vladivostok.
  23. At 4:45 EST the Westerdam was off Cam Ranh Bay according to VesselTracker.com doing 15 knots. The track looks more like they plan to turn west and then north to go up to Bangkok rather than bending more to the south to Singapore. Yesterday Mein Schiff 6 and and Sapphire Princess docked there at Laem Chabang. Sapphire is still there, and Silver Spirit had been lurking offshore and is now approaching the port. So it looks like Thailand is accepting ships. Crystal Symphony is near Westerdam off Vietnam, but is heading more south, and it's AIS reports Singapore as the destination. Norwegian
  24. As of 32 min ago, the Westerdam's AIS tracker has appeared on VesselFinder.com. Yesterday it had been loafing up from Ishigaki towards Okinawa, but now it is east of the southern end of Taiwan, heading southeast. That's a course consistent with heading for Hong Kong.
  25. MarineTraffic shows the Nieuw Amsterdam underway just leaving for Port Everglades.
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